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long tom

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1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a long swivel cannon formerly used in naval warfare
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a long-range land gun
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an army slang name for cannon1
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Noun1.long tom - a long swivel cannon formerly used by the navy
cannon - a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
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"She tells me," he said, "that the pirates sighted us before the darkness came, and got Long Tom out."
What he would do afterwards-- whether he would try to crawl right across the island from North Inlet to the camp among the swamps or whether he would fire Long Tom, trusting that his own comrades might come first to help him--was, of course, more than I could say.
It's not known how long Tom will be on the soap, but his arrival is expected to raise some eyebrows in the village.
IT says it all about how long Tom Ince has waited to score again in the Premier League that Tony Pulis was his Crystal Palace manager when he last netted in the top flight.
Long Tom River histories - An illustrated talk by David Turner, author of "Along the Long Tom River: Observations From the Past and Present," joined by local historian Douglas Card; they will discuss the physical and cultural changes to the river over time, the historic trails running along its banks, as well as local history, including the Kalapuya people, the Oregon Trail, watershed issues and habitat preservation.
At Santa Anita, it was so-so before the start, but she seemed to react to the crack of the long tom."
Coach balanced himself on the crutch wedged in his left armpit and waggled Long Tom ritualistically, as a golfer preparing to tee off.
As often as once a minute, "Long Tom" hurls high-explosive or armor-piercing shells--shells that can reach out fourteen wiles to reduce enemy bastions to rubble.
The bus overturned several times, ripping off its roof, and came to rest 35ft below the narrow road on the notoriously treacherous Long Tom Pass near Mpumalanga.
The men of Junction City, Oregon's Long Tom Grange club wanted to raise money for the local school district after a budget crunch led to teacher layoffs and program cuts.
They are accused of abducting the woman, from Newport, and her South African friend on the Long Tom Pass, near the Kruger National Park, in November.